The National Science Foundation awarded fellowships to eight SF State alumni, making SF State the California State University with the most students to receive fellowships this year.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program received over 13,000 applications and narrowed it down to 2,000 recipients,
As graduating students prepare for commencement, some will use the opportunity as a final form of student activism by putting their hands up to show solidarity for the victims of police shootings.
The Black Student Union and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán are organizing students to participate in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SF State graduate Leila Mzali will be traveling to Afghanistan to participate in a five-month internship with Skateistan, a a non-governmental organization used to help empower Afghan girls and street kids through skateboarding and education opportunities. Photo by Samantha Benedict /
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jacky Chow, a senior criminal justice major, dressed in his job interview attire on Monday, May 20, 2013. Photo by Mike Hendrickson / Xpress[/caption]
As the class of 2013 prepares to leave life at SF State, many graduates find themselves on the
SF State hosted its share of excitement this past week with six arrests, two protests and a load of stress to students, staff and faculty.
The arrest of six non-resident persons at SF State on the night of Thursday, May 16 sparked a protest of about
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SF State student and Panetta Congressional Internship Program winner Margaux Curcuru in the San Francisco Public Library on Friday, April 29, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress[/caption]
Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly referred to Margaux Curcuru's career pursuit
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State student Rachel Larsen prepared Kundiman, or Filipino art song, for her final recital. Larsen's grandmother was her inspiration for the song. Photo by Samantha Benedict / Xpress"][/caption]
Standing at a mere 5-foot-3, 22-year-old Rachel Larsen is packed with passion and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Michael Perry, 26, took seven years to graduate from SF State and since then has used his entrepreneurial spirit to create the Gving App, an iPhone and Android application helping out local businesses by rewarding loyal customers. Photo by Frank Leal
Fred Dodsworth, a man not shy of an abundance of charm and energy, speaks out about his choices to go back to school and sheds a little light for those who may be seeking guidance when coming out of the university tunnel in hopes of
Balancing classes, homework, a job or two, extracurricular activities, friends, and family can be stressful.
It can be especially difficult coping with the anxiety that comes from having a close family member who is ill.
SF State musical theatre and dance student Andrew Gomez, seeks peace of
For a college student, getting a job can be a crucial step in staying afloat as an independent adult.
Most students find that keeping a steady job and doing well in school can be difficult. There is a conscious effort at SF State to keep its
Brass knuckles or an intricate windmill? The sky's the limit for what students in the sculpture II class at SF State can create. Anything that involves steel, wood — or even buttons — sparks creativity in each student.
The week before finals, in this class, looks
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Graham Gremore, a candidate for a master's of fine arts in creative writing, takes to the seats where audience members get the chance to hear his humour-heavy plays. Photo by Virginia Tieman / Xpress"][/caption]
It’s one thing to recall a moment of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Danny Myers, a senior broadcast and electronic communications art major, is a contestant on the Oxygen network's reality show "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," which premiered Nov. 5, 2012. Myers is an aspiring voice-over actor and was the Fall
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="230" caption="New York native Ryan Otto Cassata, 18, is a transgender singer-songwriter, motivational speaker and freshman at SF State. Photo by Andy Sweet."][/caption]
When Ryan Otto Cassata stands up with his guitar at Dolores Park Café, he seems like a normal 18-year-old. But
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Carolyn Ho, a grad student in Poetry at SF State is the curator for the art gallery on the top floor of the Caesar Chavez Student Center. Ho enjoys origami and encouraging students to attend events at the gallery. The next
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Danielle Acierto, a five-month pregnant senior at SF State, stands in the J. Paul Leonard Library, May 7. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
Four months ago, Danielle Acierto took a test that did not require studying, and was shocked at the results. The
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Brijet Finister, an SF State english literature major, poses on top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. She was crowned Miss Black California last year and will be competing for Miss Black USA in August. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Growing up, Brijet Finister
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State student Mya Whitaker shows her tattoo that she dedicates to her friends who have died, Mar. 29, 2012. Seven of her friends were murdered in one year. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
Mya Whitaker was getting ready to begin her second
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State English literature major Joe Riley poses for photo with his newly published book April 3, 2012. Riley's book "How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All" is collection of short stories. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
Authors aren’t known for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Patrick Ward, a visually impaired SF State student, practices his cartoon drawing at 19th and Holloway streets. Mar. 5, 2012 Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
Patrick Ward makes himself comfortable on a bench in Cafe Rosso's popular patio area, hunched merely 6 inches
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Chaz Kelley rehearses his speech about the problems and dangers of Super PACs during the American Forensics Association district qualifier Saturday. Photo by Henry Nguyen."][/caption]
While often confused with the work done by magnifying glass-wielding scientists, forensics has a history that extends
While the SF State campus community consistently participates in statewide politics, its engagement in a democratic process much closer to home goes largely unnoticed by the student population.
Despite Associated Students, Inc. controlling nearly $4 million in student fees, when it comes to deciding who will
For Federico Villalobos, the factors that led to his participating in the Day of Action could no longer be ignored.
"Why am I walking out? You mean aside from
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Garret Davis poses for his police mug shot. Courtesy of the Honolulu Police Department."][/caption]
Garret Davis, beloved father, devoted police officer and SF State alum, died tragically Jan. 21 when his patrol car was rear-ended and burst into flames, according to the
Strapped to a flying helicopter while plunging into a burst of explosions, diving into motor oil sludge, eating live scorpions and being chained in front of a cement truck while it's ramming into obstacles are stunts usually designed, executed and supervised by trained professionals.